Position Paper of the Delegate of the Jordan
Agenda Item: Promoting Efforts to Eliminate Human Rights Violations Against Migrants, Migrant Workers and Their Families
BESTMUN 2019 (9-12 May)
Jordan, authoritatively the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is a nation of around eight million individuals in the Middle East. It is flanked by Israel in the West, Syria in the North, Iraq in the Upper east and by Saudi Arabia in the East and the South. The capital of Jordan is Amman, in the Northwest of the nation. Jordan is an established government with Lord Abdullah II the dominant ruler. The nation has been free since 1946.
In 2019, the population reached 10.07 million and was ranked 89th in the world population ranking. 1.4 million of this population consists of refugees and the rest of the population. Most of the refugees of Jordan are from Syria and followed by Iraq, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia.
Our country, which has some deficiencies due to its geographical location, is very difficult to host the refugees. As the population of our country, which is already suffering from water shortage, increases, we need more water and we cannot afford it. The resources, which are limited for our own people, decreased even more when shared with refugees and this situation is very harmful for the future of our country. Since our economic budget is also limited, we cannot accept more refugees. America has made our country and refugees well-off with the aid of $ 3 million in the past three years.
We have refugee camps designed for refugees in our country. While 30% of refugees live in refugee camps, they also have many jobs. Refugees in agriculture, food and trade contribute to our country but this contribution does not cover the damage they give us. It is generally preferred by families with children. We do not request rent in these refugee camps. The remaining 70% is rented from private markets outside the camp.
In this way, we fulfill the refugee asylum. We give them the right to freedom of expression so that they can express their thoughts freely. We educate every child up to a certain age, we raise them. Refugees have the same rights as our own citizens when there are any health problems. They can be treated in hospital.
We do not have a law or sign a treaty on refugees, but we are very interested in the rules of our own. According to some countries, this situation made them vulnerable to exploitation and colonialism. Our government and citizens think that it is not a problem whether there is a document or law.